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SportsKevin Durant reportedly views opting into Warriors contract as ‘last resort’

18:18  12 june  2019
18:18  12 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Kevin Durant ’s summer got a lot more interesting when he suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and the You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Kevin Durant reportedly views opting into

The option Kevin Durant sees as ‘the last resort ’. The Knicks will still get their chance at an injured Kevin Durant . ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday morning that Durant is opposed to opting in to the final year of his Warriors contract as he rehabs and recovers from what is believed

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Kevin Durant’s summer got a lot more interesting when he suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and the injury could impact the amount of money teams are willing to invest in him. However, he may not be in nearly as much contract trouble as some people believe.

Prior to the injury, it was a foregone conclusion that Durant would opt out of the final year of his deal with the Golden State Warriors. There has now been speculation that he could stick with the contract and make $31 million next season while sitting out most — if not all — of the year, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski called that a “last resort” on Wednesday.

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes Kevin Durant 's player option to remain with the Golden State Warriors in 2019-20 is a " last resort " for the prospective free agent If he opts in, Durant will make .5 million next season, but Wojnarowski noted that even a short-term deal in free agency with the

Durant has opted out of the .5 million final year of his contract with the Warriors , clearing the way to sign a .2 new max contract with the Warriors or someone else in July While Durant tore his Achilles that dynamic didn’t change. He still has multiple teams lined up to offer him max contracts

“That’s really only if you couldn’t find any other team to commit to you on a contract,” Wojnarowski said. “If he opts out of the contract and even if he did a short deal with another team, a two-year deal, that starts at $38 million. I still think there’s going to be a market for Kevin Durant to get a — whether it’s a max or near max — contract.”

Wojnarowski added that he would be “shocked” if the Warriors were not still willing to sign Durant to a long-term extension, which makes opting into the final year of his current deal even less likely.

There are obvious concerns about Durant never being the same again, but teams are going to be willing to take the risk. He’s one of the best players in NBA history, and he’ll be 32 at the start of the 2020-21 season. Given the way the Warriors appear to have mishandled his injury situation, they may even feel the need to make it up to Durant by offering him a max extension. Durant’s career may never be the same if he did, indeed, tear his Achilles, but his earnings should be.

Warriors won't have Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney for Game 3 against Raptors

Warriors won't have Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney for Game 3 against Raptors OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will be short-handed for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday forward Kevon Looney (costal cartilage fracture) will be out for the rest of the series after being hurt in Game 2, while star Kevin Durant (calf), who hasn't played since May 8, will remain out. Warriors star guard Klay Thompson, who left Game 2 in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury, is questionable. "If there's a risk, we'd rather give him the next couple days to continue to heal and hopefully have him out there for Game 4," Kerr said. "It's literally day to day.

Golden State Warriors All Star Kevin Durant is still expected to receive max contract offers from Immediately following the injury, some suggested Durant would decide to opt into his .5M player According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, picking up the player option is viewed as a " last resort " for

Kevin Durant will sign with the Warriors , he announced on The Players’ Tribune. Durant ’s move to Golden State likely marks the end of Harrison Barnes’s time in the Bay Area; Dallas reportedly agreed to a max offer sheet with Barnes on Saturday, and with a new wing in town, the Warriors likely will not

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